Purina - July 15

2022 Missouri Holstein Field Day


Friday, JULY 15 - Gray Summit, Missouri
Purina Animal Nutrition Center

Everyone is Welcome - Bring a Neighbor!

Purina Dairy Managers Chris Joslin, Derek Segelhorst and Kevin Kapelski have an outstanding day planned for attendees. You will be bused to three research units in the morning with alternating groups: Milking Research Unit, Calf Research Unit and the Growing Heifer Unit. These tours will be smaller groups so you will be able to see, hear and ask questions. You will also have the opportunity to visit with vendors and attendees. Following lunch you will be able to head back home OR take part in one of two optional tour options. Tour 1 includes Companion Animal unit and Beef Cattle or Tour 2 is Equine and Companion Animal.

Since Purina is required to bus attendees to the different units, it is imperative that you take just a moment to reserve your seat on the bus for the morning and afternoon tours. So, be sure to visit the link below to reserve your spot on the bus.

MISSOURI BOARD MEMBERS: If you are a member of the Missouri Holstein Association board of directors a short meeting will be held following the afternoon optional tours. So make plans to attend all events. We look forward to you joining us on July 15th!

Schedule of Events
Be sure to register for your bus seat below!

  • 9:30 - 10:30AM Registration - Milk, Coffee, Donuts
  • 10:30AM Welcome, introductions & program begin
  • 10:45-1:00PM Participants will board buses and travel to three different research units
          - Adult Cow Research Unit, Calf Research Unit, Growing Heifer Tour
  • 1:00PM Lunch sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition
  • Refreshments will be provided all day

Following lunch you may travel home or Enjoy an optional Tour

  • 1:45 - 2:45PM - Tour 1: Companion Animal / Beef Cattle Research Unit OR
  • 1:45 - 2:45PM - Tour : Companion Animal / Equine Research Unit
    Following the afternoon Tours a short MO Holstein Board Meeting will be held.

    Purina will display and demonstrate:
    1. Milking observation area
    2. Current research and studies being conducted with the milking unit.
    3. Seeing how the studies are conducted with replacers and feed in the Calf Research Unit
    4. Determining growth and prosperity of heifers in the Growing heifer unit.
    5. Optional tours including the Companion Animal: Backyard Flock / Rabbit / Deer / Show Feed
    6. Optional tours showcasing either the beef or equine units.
    7. Several vendors will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate products
    8. Lunch will be provided with several door prizes.
  • In order to secure your busing for event: Register at the link below!
    by Friday, July 8!


    Directions: Purina is located southwest of St. Louis just off of I-44.
    • DIRECTIONS: From I70: Exit 193 at Warrenton and continue on State Hwy 47S and then MO-100E to I44 E. Then follow directions from I44.

    • From I44: Exit 253 for MO-100E toward Gray Summit. Follow MO-100 for .5 mi, Turn left onto Hwy MM. Travel 1mi then turn right onto Danforth Drive and follow Field Day Signs.

    Purina Animal Nutrition Center
    Chris Joslin, Manager
    100 Danforth Drive, Gray Summit, MO
    Email: purinamills.com/dairy-feed



    Ryan Bilyeu, Ozark, MO
    Jodi Wright, Verona, MO


    Kate Geppert, Kingdom City, MO

    Regional Delegates
    MO: Ryan Bilyeu, Jodi Wright; AR: Kate Geppert

    This year's convention is to be held in Sioux Falls, SD.

    Pertinent Resolutions voted upon at National Convention:

    1. Resolutions:

      1. Breeder Market Access: ... Genomic testing reduced value of most Registered Holsteins, Value concentrated in a few animals, AI organizations own high % of elite females, AI organizations restrict farmer/breeders selling animals into AI, genomic evaluations weighted heavy on male side, these developments reduced marketing opportunities for 98% of Registered Holsteins ... Click here for the complete resolution submitted by Pennsylvania Association.
      Resolution PASSED to move to board for consideration

      2. Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding: .... be it resolved that [data collected and sent to CDCB, USDA-AIPL, and other organizations] this data, individually and as a whole, be considered and acknowledged as owned by the dairy farmers to be used for their collective good. Because of this to give back financially for all the data collected... Click here for the complete resolution submitted by Pennsylvania Association.
      Resolution PASSED to move to board for consideration

      3. Herdbook Registration for Export Cattle: ...The Pennsylvania Holstein Association supports that Holstein Association USA, the world leader in dairy cattle identification allow for registration in their Herdbook based on factual discoveries revealed by DNA testing of Holstein Cattle bound for export... Click here for the complete resolution submitted by Pennsylvania Association.
      Resolution FAILED

      4. Breeders paid to classify their cattle: ...Holstein USA would pay breeders to host the classifier and gather data...
      Resolution FAILED

      5.Lower Registration fees on Genomic Tested Holsteins: ...There is a large quantity of genomic tested animals that could receive a reduced registration fee cost in order to register animals into the herdbook...
      Resolution PASSED to move to board for consideration

      6.Print A2 on Pedigrees: ...Print the genomic A2 information on pedigrees in order to assist breeders in marketing their animals...
      Resolution PASSED to move to board for consideration

      7. Holsteins - The Cheese Breed: ...reward breeders / cows that are high in fat to promote the breed...
      Resolution FAILED

      8. Dairy Revitalization Plan: ...Encourage Holstein USA to once again become a national leader in promoting the Dairy Revitalization Plan in the next farm bill. Since the last farm bill and it's near inclusion, studies have been conducted that has determined the plan would have improved milk prices for US Dairy farmers....
      Resolution PASSED to move to board for consideration

      9. Thanks for hosting the 136th Convention to the Minnesota and South Dakota associations.
      Resolution Passed

  • Election of new officers: Directors for Regions President, Vice, 5, 8, 9, and At-Large

    Declared candidate for President:

    Johnathan Lamb, New York **Elected**

    Declared candidate for Vice President:

    Roy Buessing, Kansas
    John Burket, Pennsylvania **Elected**

    Declared candidate for Region 8:

    Richard Hartzell, Washington
    Bill Stolzfus, Idaho
    Josh Wright, Idaho **Elected**

    Declared candidates for Region 5 & 9 Director: - Running Un-opposed

    Region 5: Bob Webb, Wisconsin **Elected**
    Region 9: Bill Genasci, California **Elected**

    Declared candidates for At-Large Director:

    Jeff King, New York **Elected**
    Ashley Swenson, Minnesota

  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota was the destination for this year's National Holstein Convention. South Dakota and Minnesota showed attendees a wonderful time and showcased their many exceptional large herds and technology. There were a wide variety of activities and sights to choose from. The Missouri delegation that traveled north this year consisted of: 9 juniors and 11 adults: Ryan, Kiesha & Hope Bilyeu, Kate & Sophia Geppert, Susan & Amanda Brooks, Janice Perry, Shannon, Colton & Cobie Kleiboeker, Jeannie Luttrell, Katie Wantland, Jodi, Lora & Blake Wright, Kelly & Case Melzer, Mrs. Mann & John Mann, and Sammi Justice.

    The juniors participated in Dairy Bowl, Banner, Jeopardy, Public Speaking, Holstein Women's Scholarship, Young Distinguished Junior Member, and two Missouri juniors on the Jr Advisor Committee, and competed in the National Distinguished Junior competition. Check out the junior page to see how our juniors did. They represented our state well!

    Check out the junior page for all of the award results!



    There are four district shows. If you are in the area, go and support your local dairy breeders at their district shows. It is a great way to get to know other breeders. Some districts also have meals and other activities planned. If you have any questions just give your district president or me a call.

    Most districts have not yet finalized details. As they are made available we will post here.


    August 6 ~ 11:00 AM Southwest District Show, Ozark Empire Fair.
    Held in conjunction with Ozark Empire Fair


    Watch Your Mailboxes - SUMMER PULSATOR!

    NEXT AD DEADLINE - August 20!
    This issue will travel to World Dairy Expo! So, reserve your space!

    Flip through magazine with arrows. Click bottom right [] to enlarge or download pdf below
    To view the Summer 2022 Pulsator PDF Click here

    Would you like to Subscribe to the Pulsator?
    No problem! Our yearly subscription rate is $25. Just send a check or cash to: Missouri Holstein Association, 11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769

    Watch for your copy and contact Shannon below for more details!
    Shannon Kleiboeker mopulsator@gmail.com or 417-737-2876
    Jenna Wilson mopulsator2@gmail.com

    Adults and Youth
    ENTRIES DUE: August 21, 2022

    Click on Image below to enlarge


    IT'S A CONTEST: The Pulsator magazine is sponsoring a Photo Contest. So dust off those cameras or go back in your files and submit your best!

    *Two Divisions: Phone & High Resolution
    *Three Age Groups: 12 & under; 13-18 & Over 18
    *Entry Deadline August 21 (No late entries)
    *Photos must show some aspect of dairy production including but not limited to: livestock, products, landscape and individuals.
    *Photos must have been taken in MO Since 1/1/21 by the person submitting the image. Limit 3/person.

    For complete entry and rule information see image above.
    For more information or to submit contact Jenna Wilson, 417-459-8794 mopulsator2@gmail.com.

    Women In Dairy

    July Meeting

    Unfortunately the July gathering had to be cancelled. Stay tuned for August!


    AFTER APRIL 14, 2022 LATE FEE of $10/Membership applies
    Memberships received after June 1 do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards


    A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
    and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually
    for both Adult & Junior Members.

    JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members
    - $25 additional to receive Pulsator Magazine (per family)
    - $5 additional to receive Mid-States News Magazine (per family)

    1. Membership dues per Farm/Prefix (includes Pulsator Subscription) = $50
    2. Pulsator Magazine Subscription (for associate members or jr only
           members or additional magazines) = $25
    3. Additional Members / Prefix = $25 each
    4. Associate Members = $25
    5. Junior Members = $5 each
    6. Mid-States Holstein News (additional) = $5
    7. PayPal convenience fee = $4

    Click on Image below to enlarge


    Three options to pay your Membership:
    1. Download, Print & Mail Form
    2. Pay through PayPal. Please request PayPal invoice. Just
    Email jwright@missoiuriholstein.com for an invoice
    3. OR Submit through Venmo @Missouri-Holstein.

    Please send completed forms and a check payable
    to Missouri Holstein Association to:

    Missouri Holstein Association
    Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
    11449 Lawrence 2220
    Verona, MO 65769

    For questions or more information, email  jwright@missouriholstein.com



    If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
    or address click on the link below.

    2022 Missouri Membership List - By District


    Dairy Margin Program

    Information regarding DMC can be found here.
    USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program - 2022
    Rates for 2022:
    - January Rate: 11.54. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
    - February Rate: 10.98. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
    - March Rate: 11.55. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
    - April Rate: 12.29. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
    - May Rate: 12.51. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.



    Friday, July 8 Register for Busing at Purina Holstein Field Day
    Click HERE to REGISTER for buses

    July 15 Missouri Holstein Field Day, Gray Summit
    Purina Animal Nutrition Center

    August 1-6 Ozark Empire Fair, Springfield

    July 18 - 20 4-H State Dairy Judging Camp

    August 6 Southwest District Show @ OEF
    August 16-21 Missouri State Fair, Dairy Show

    August 19 Missouri State Fair Holstein Show and 3-Year Old Futurity, Sedalia

    August 20 Ad deadline for Fall Pulsator

    August 21 Pulsator Photo Contest ENTRY Deadline

    September 5 World Dairy Expo Entries Postmarked

    Oct. 2 - 7 World Dairy Expo, Madison, WI

    November 1 Missouri Dairy Hall Nominations Due.
    November 20 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi


    January 20-21 State Convention, Springfield

    Scholarship Listings http://www.hoards.com/youth/collegescholarships

    Dairy Shrine Scholarships http://www.dairyshrine.org

    FFA Scholarships http://www.ffa.org

    Groves-View Dairy http://www.grovesviewdairy.com

    Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors: http://www.modairyhallofhonors.com/

    Missouri Dairy: http://www.modairy.org

    Dairy Agenda Today: http://www.dairyagendatoday.com

    Farms.com Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment http://www.farms.com/classifieds

    MU Extension Monthly Newsletter

    We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


    Ryan Bilyeu
    Phone: 417-838-1093

    Vice President
    Scott Wilson

    Jodi Wright
    11449 Lawrence 2220
    Verona, MO 65769

    Director at Large
    John Schoen


    Pulsator Editor
    Shannon Kleiboeker
    17077 Lawrence 1030
    Wentworth, MO 64873

    Mid-States Editor
    Kate Geppert
    4728 Co Rd 240
    Kingdom City, MO 65262


    National Director
    Dwight Rokey
    2021 F Road
    Sabetha, Kansas 66534

    Holstein Field Representative
    Tim Ewing
    4784 State Hwy PP
    Fordland, MO 65652
    417-818-MILK (6455)


    If you would like more information on the following:

    • Cattle Available to Sell
    • Cattle Wanted to Buy
    • Consign cattle to State Sale
    • Request catalog for State Sale
    • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
    • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
    • Senior Membership
    • Junior Membership
    • Show Entry forms
    • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
    • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
    • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
    • Other

    Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.  jwright@missouriholstein.com


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